The Business of Writing a Blog – Read This if You Are Looking To Start One

Are you a stay at home parent looking to earn extra income? Are you about to start a blog? Are you researching if the business of writing a blog is any good? Is blogging really worth it? Can you monetise your blog? Can it be done from the comforts of your home? Is blogging a scam? How long does it take to start making money? If these are some or all of the questions haunting you, then perhaps you should read my post before you start a blog.

It is Hard Work

Blogging is not a scam but the work is very hard. You will have to work like a dog, before you start earning money, make no mistake, this isn’t easy work at all! Each blog post will have to be a minimum of 1000 words. If you want success, you have to produce quality content through well researched,informative, easy to read, grammatically correct blog posts. Remember, if you lose your reputation through misleading information, you will lose money and sales!

Part time or Full time?

You are the boss! You decide how many hours you want to work, how many days you want to work. Do you want to work during the week or in the weekend? Do you want to work at night or are you free to work during the day? The more time you can devote to your blog, quicker the results will be !

There is no need to apply for annual leave, when you need one, as you are your own boss. Similarly, if your child is unwell, you will have the flexibility to look after your child.

Flexibility

Blogging provides amazing flexibility. You will realise this once you start your blog. You only need a device, preferably a desktop or a laptop ( as it will be hard to type on a tablet or a smartphone) and an internet connection.

Even if you go on holidays or move countries, you can continue running your business. So, you can run your business from anywhere in this world as long as you have your laptop and an internet connection.

It is a new world

It is totally a new world if you have never owned a website or never had any social media presence.

Rewards

If you work hard consistently and regularly, it is possible to replace your full time income and more via blogging. Read some success stories on my review of Wealthy Affiliate.

>>Read my review on Wealthy Affiliate<<

Patience and perseverance

You will need patience and perseverance in abundance, if you are intending to make money from your blog. You also have to believe that blogging can make you money. If you don’t feel so or are not sure, you cannot make money. Self-belief is very important.

Open minded

You have to be open-minded. You do not know which opportunity will earn you tons of money or lead you to the treasure! Toss and turn every opportunity in your mind before you throw it out or accept it. Think of how much time it is going to consume and how much money it is going to give you or will you be able to recover the money and time invested? For the self-employed, time is money. If an opportunity is consuming 2 days and earning you less than a pound or a dollar, is that worth it?

Be willing to learn

If you are anything like I was when I first started, then you would have to learn everything from scratch, be it building your own traffic producing website, how to make money online or mastering social engagement or producing quality content for your website. It can be complex and time-consuming if you do not know what you are doing. As I had no clue about blogging or building websites, I decided to enrol into the Wealthy Affiliate University, which provides step-by-step training.

>>Read my review on Wealthy Affiliate<<

It will take time

Money cannot be earned overnight with blogging. If you produce quality content, then you will get success. But it takes time for your website to gain followers and popularity. Perhaps this is the reason that most of the people who start blogs lose patience and give up within a few months.

There is no certainty

With a job, you know you will earn money at the end of the month but with blogging there is no certainty when you will make money, how much you will make. Ideally you should be able to make your first sale within the first year of blogging.

Guidance

If you start your own blog, you are your own boss unlike a job where your line manager guides/advises you what your job description or your duties are. In case of blogging you are on your own. However, I struck gold as soon as I started blogging with Wealthy Affiliate, which not only provides step-by-step training but has great community support too ! Whenever you are stuck you can ask for help on the platform which includes live chat!

>>Read my review on Wealthy Affiliate<<

You don’t need to be a writer to be a blogger

You do not need to have writing skills, but you need to know the English language if your blog is going to be in English. In a blog, you are just stating your opinion, you should write it in your own style. The more unique your blog is, the more traffic (visitors to the website) you will get.

Do not restrict yourself

Make your business thrive. Always look for new opportunities to make money. Go above and beyond any training courses you join. You will always have to take the initiative to learn, grow more ! But this will apply to any business, offline or online! Remember you are the boss, so you have to decide which direction you want to take your business!

Conclusion

If you have a topic you are passionate about, you can have a successful business of blog writing. The only conditions are patience and hard work. Blogging provides great flexibility which is very important for Moms and Dads who have no help from Grandparents or relatives in bringing up their kids.

Are you a stay at home parent? Are you looking for some flexible work? Have you tried blogging before? Have you heard of Wealthy Affiliate – what are your views on it? Please share your thoughts via comment box below.

Kind regards

Children’s Easter Activities – How I am Going To Keep My Kids Busy

If you are a stay at home mom and have the daunting task of keeping kids busy during the Easter holidays, look no further! Children’s Easter activities can help you keep your child busy in a fun filled way. Another benefit of Easter holidays(or any holidays) is to work with your child on topics he/she is weak in(I don’t want to sound like a spoilsport) but if you make it fun then they won’t know you are working with them on their weak topics!

Easter Egg Hunt

You can get a small pack of Easter Egg chocolates from the supermarket and hide each egg somewhere in the house. Let your kids find the chocolates . Whoever finds it eats it .. I tell my kids ‘I will eat the eggs you are not able to find’ ! Therefore kids are happy and Mummy is happy too!

Make sure you watch your child’s sugar intake, in case your child manages to find a lot of Easter eggs, spread the chocolates over the Easter holidays. They don’t need to eat all the eggs in one day.

However , if you are not keen on your child consuming the chocolates due to allergy or other reasons, you can always replace the chocolates with Easter egg toys. Let them find toys instead of chocolates!

Creating Easter Egg Drawings

Creating Easter egg drawings or paintings is a great way to bond with your child. It is even more fun if you come with different ideas on how to create the egg. For example, I was watching a video on how to make Easter Egg painting using a raw potato. Peel the potato and slice it into half vertically. On the inside, you can carve out bits of the potato to make it look like an Easter egg design. Use the potato as a stamp and dip it in different coloured paints and create a colourful easter egg.

This is an activity which most children will love doing and so will you ! A great way to relax and have fun with your kids!

Stamps or accessories

If you are not the “arty” type, there is a way around this, you can get Easter bunnies or other Easter design stamps and create a colourful drawing .

Another option is you can buy the ready-made easter egg colouring kits .

Craft Stash has got a great collection of both easter egg stamp and colouring kits.


If you want to take on Stamping as a hobby please read my post on Hobbies for Stay At Home Moms or if you would like to read my review on Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.

Free Resources

If you feel you cannot create an egg, you can also print some free colouring pages from the internet. Colouring will also help improve your child’s motor skills. Colouring together with your child is very relaxing- make sure you try this sometime!

Counting

If you would like to improve your child’s counting, you can use toy Easter Eggs to help them count. If there are physical objects, learning to count will be easier for kids. Some easter egg toys have got self inked stampers in them or other cool toys like pull back cars or dinosaurs.

Please read age range of these toys before you give it to your child.

Memory Game

If you have got the Easter egg toys above, you can also play memory games with it. Each person has to try and remember which egg has got which toy ! It will be fun and challenging for the parent too!

Baking

If you are a great at baking, why not make some cakes. Fun filled activity for both parent and child and delicious as well! If your child can make the cake batter on their own, the only thing you have to do is put the cake batter in the oven and take the cake out once it is ready!

Board Games

As per my previous post Top 10 Family Board Games- Which one is Your Favourite?, board games are a great way for family to bond. Some board games are educational and therefore will teach your kids something. Board games are a great way to pass time with the family anytime of the year or anyplace, whether you are at home or at a holiday or at the Grandparent’s place!

Fresh air and exercise

It is important to get fresh air and exercise every day, not only for the adults but also for the children. Just don’t get too busy trying to complete all indoor Easter activities that you forget about the need for fresh air and exercise. Spring is here so it will be great for kids to play in the park or cycle or scooter.

Gardening

Easter is a great time for gardening. If you have got green fingers, why not do some gardening with your little ones? Another great way to bond with your child. Get your child a cheap gardening tool kit. Get him/her digging, keep them busy ! Kids love pulling weeds out. If you have got a lot of weeds, get your child to put some gardening gloves on and start pulling the weeds out . Your garden will look beautiful , your child will have fun and both of you will get tons of fresh air!

Conclusion

Easter holidays don’t have to be a daunting time for stay at home moms. If you plan out all the activities in advance then time will pass quickly and there are fewer chances of kids misbehaving or fighting.

Like any other holidays, Easter holidays are a great time to spend with your kids and bond with them. The bonus is that it is Spring and therefore long days and lots of sunshine !

What plans have you got for the Easter holidays? Have you got any fun filled activities that you would like to share? Please share via comment box below.

Happy Easter!

Regards